OY-DLI Torulf Viking

 

Reg. Name c/n Total hours With SAS
OY-DLI Torulf Viking

197

611

never entered SAS fleet

 

One of the five Vickers Vikings ordered by Det Danske Luftfartsselskab (DDL) on 17 June, 1946. Purchaed for 39.400. First flight 5 June 1947.

 

Delivered to DDL as OY-DLI 10 June  1947 at Wisley, and flown to Copenhagen 12 June 1947. Named Torulf Viking. Entered service on 1 July 1947 on the Copenhagen-Brussels route. Flown back to Vickers, Wisley on 13 October 1947 for technical modifications. Returned 4 November 1947.

 

While operating flight DD 1751 from Paris Le Bourget on 29 December 1947, the aircraft came down in shallow waters 500 meters short of the runway at Copenhagen on 29 December 1949. All four crew and 11 passengers escaped without injury, but the aircraft was declared a write-off. At the time of the accident, the aircraft had logged only 611 hours. The aircraft was salvaged, but due to the damage caused by salt-water on the airframe, it was written off ans scrapped.

 

OY-DLI in shallow waters just short of the runway at Copenhagen following the crash-landing . Photo: C. H. Kamhaug Collection

 

 

 

Vickers Viking Fleet

 

OY-DLA Alf/Tor Viking

OY-DLE Torleif Viking

OY-DLI Torulf Viking*

OY-DLO Tormund Viking

OY-DLU Torlak Viking

 

 

 

 

 

 

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